This Interactive Media Bias Chart® is a data visualization that displays measures, generated by analysts and staff of Ad Fontes Media, of news (and “news-like”) articles and sources. It reflects our most up-to-date ratings of all our rated articles and shows over time. We also frequently publish static versions of the Media Bias Chart®, ...Read more
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Advertisers aren’t able to differentiate between polarizing junk news and good journalism. That hurts good journalism, advertisers, and society*
*(I originally wrote this before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States, and since then, the pandemic has further exposed the depth of this problem. As a result of the problems described herein — most notably, advertiser keyword blocking of “coronavirus” and “COVID-19” — reputable news publishers are suffering terribly from loss of advertising revenue). ...Read more
The Polarization of Coronavirus Stories: How Our News Ecosystem Can Make the Non-political Become Political
In general, the less disputable a fact is, the harder it is to politicize the fact in the news. For example, stories about the weather report, a sports score, or a natural disaster don’t usually register much detectable left-right bias. Those types of stories would ordinarily fall in the middle of the Media Bias Chart ...Read more
This post was written by Professor Maxwell Stearns, who is the Venable, Baetjer & Howard Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law and an Advisor to Ad Fontes Media. He's a prolific legal scholar and has blogged about the Media Bias Chart twice before. He has written insightful theories about ...Read more
Newsweek Bias and Reliability Overview Newsweek is a news magazine and website distributed around the world in English and in five other languages. Based in New York City, it also has offices in London and Bangalore, India. Founded in 1933, Newsweek is owned by Johnathan Davis and Dev Pragad. Ad Fontes Media rates Newsweek ...Read more
Our work at Ad Fontes Media is all about reducing the polarization that is caused in large part to the proliferation of junk news. Many of you may have the opportunity to engage in discussions about politics with your relatives this Thanksgiving. I'm optimistically calling it an "opportunity" because actually talking to people in your ...Read more
If you’ve been following along with our work on the Media Bias Chart at Ad Fontes Media, you’ve probably heard that we are coming out with an interactive, online version, backed by thousands of rankings that our team of analysts recently completed. Just wanted to let you all know that we are working hard on ...Read more
We’ve just wrapped up our first major data collection effort for the next edition of the Media Bias Chart, which will be interactive! Here are some highlights of what our dedicated team of analysts, coordinators, and developers accomplished, and what’s next: Each analyst completed over four hours of training on Ad Fontes’ methodology for ...Read more
A “Hate-For Profit Racket” That is Bad for Brands: An Apt Description of Much of the Media Landscape
Yesterday, Senator Elizabeth Warren declined to appear on a town hall for Fox News, and in her explanation for why, she pointed out three salient observations about our media landscape that are key to understanding what we are trying to do at Ad Fontes Media. Even if you do not politically align with Senator Warren, ...Read more
Quite a few people have asked if there are any news aggregators or apps that just serve up the best news sources from the top of the Media Bias Chart, and I'm happy to say that now there is a great one out there! We didn't make it, but we really like it. NeoCortix News ...Read more